The were first predicted in 2005 and first synthesized in the lab in 2008. Now physicists have discovered a naturally occurring topological insulator that can be mined from the earth's crust.
New inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology.
In the same way that metamaterials steer light around objects to hide them, they might also steer electrons through crystal lattices with zero resistance, say physicists.
Kateeva says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.
A simple way to print circuits on a wide range of flexible substrates using an inkjet printer has eluded materials scientists. Until now.
Polymer glue helps fracture-prone high-capacity batteries last through more charges.
The appearance of indium gallium zinc oxide transistors in iPads shows that the display industry is poised to begin churning out a new breed of high-performance screens.
Drawing on artificial-intelligence capabilities, PARC researchers are developing software meant to help make manufacturing accessible to people without manufacturing expertise.
Computer maker HP plans to release a 3-D printer—but that doesn’t necessarily mean a personal printing revolution is afoot.
"Capillary charges", which act like magnetic poles on the surface of liquids, can pull millimetre-sized building blocks together, a technique that promises a new era of mesoscopic-scale manufacturing.